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Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature

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"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."

Jungle Of Stone

Author : William Carlsen
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“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.

Forgotten History

Author : Ross Tanner
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3 Books In 1: Forgotten History: Captivating History Events that Have Been Forgotten World History: Captivating Real Life Stories and Events from the Industrial Revolution to the Present History: Captivating Stories of the Most Powerful Empires that Made their Mark in the World Book 1: History Holds the Key to Understanding the Present With history channels focusing predominantly on WWI and WWII, we are losing out on the rich history of the previous eras, not to mention some unknown events within the World Wars. This book holds the key to unlocking a world of forgotten events and moments. Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include The Meaning of History The Mysterious, the Unknown, and the Trivial Plato's Lost Island Empire Medea's Dragon The Ancient World of Written History Wars and Rumors of Wars Forgotten Stories of the New World And much more! Think of it as a photo album of your parents' and grandparents' childhood. This is a moment where you can peek into the past with great excitement, anticipation, and wonder. Book 2: Stories of Women of the Industrial Revolution Most of the time, when you sit down with a book of history, you are going to be reading about men. Men who win wars and men who lose wars. Men who create empires, and men who destroy empires. Men who author great works and design great machines that change the course of the world. The thing is, half the people in the world are women. What about them? Women have also done a lot of creating, and destroying, authoring, and designing, right alongside the men. This book is about eight of those women who were born and lived in the time between the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the present day: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), whose short life rode the leading edge of a wave of change, and who can rightfully be called the world's first feminist. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), a mathematician whose father was poet/adventurer George Gordon Lord Byron, who called her approach to formal thinking "poetical science," and who is credited with writing the world's first computer program. Harriet Tubman (ca. 1822-1913), the fifth of nine children born to plantation slaves in Maryland, who risked her life to gain freedom for herself and her family, who fought and spied for the Union during the American Civil War, and whose image will soon grace the American $20 bill. Margaret Knight (1838-1914), who had to drop out of school when she was twelve years old, and never went back, and yet became one of the most successful inventors of her age. Nancy Wake (1912-2011), who once said that when men have to go off to war, "I don't see why we woman should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas." So during World War Two she learned to shoot and spy, and fight hand to hand, and then jumped out of an airplane into The Mirabal Sisters: Patria (1924-1960), Minerva (1926-1960) and Maria Teresa (1935-1960). Some stories don't get to have a happy ending. This is one of them. Book 3: Powerful Empires Within this book number 3, you'll find stories about The Romans Egypt The Russian Empire The British Empire The German Empire Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button before the price of this bundle increases

New York Times Book Review And Magazine

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Cairo To The American Traveler Of The Nineteenth Century

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